Jump to content

Where do you buy your kids clothes from?


  • Please log in to reply
46 replies to this topic

#1 Guest_- Poppy -_*

Posted 07 December 2012 - 01:39 PM

Braved the shops today, it was mad!

Big W seemed to have nice boys clothes and they were well priced but I couldnt find anything in DS's size!!

So im looking for some good quality boys clothes that dont cost the earth.

Where do you buy your kids clothes from?

Any good online shops? Im massively pregnant and I really dont want to walk all over town just to find they have nothing in DS's size.

#2 JillyJellyBean

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:09 PM

Best n Less is good for little kids. Target is also good.

#3 littlesticky

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:12 PM

Target for me, but they are sized for small, skinny bubs.

#4 ausmumof2

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:12 PM

pumpkin patch online have half price on shirts and shorts today only - shorts are around $12


otherwise target, kmart, or ebay

#5 NotBitzerMaloney

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:17 PM

Target


#6 kpingitquiet

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:18 PM

Big W, Target, Kmart, and then I just wait for packages from Granny biggrin.gif Mom shipped us about 10 outfits for kiddo's birthday and there are at least a few more in the squishier of her Christmas packages.

#7 KnightsofNi

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:20 PM

Target, Myer and Next mostly. With a little bit from Big W, Kmart and Gap.

Next is just fantastic for well made, well made clothes.

#8 erindiv

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:20 PM

I only ever buy from Kmart and Big W. It's all I can afford sad.gif

#9 anna_garny

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:23 PM

I have heaps of good op-shops in my area, and a single run in the machine with some napi-san is all they need before they're ready to wear.

About 70% of our clothing (Husband's and mine) is from op-shops and 100% of all the pieces I've bought for Baby Incoming so far have been from op-shops.

#10 tel2

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:24 PM

For basic everyday things usually Target or Kmart...

For those special occasions I usually go to op shops (eg Savers) and buy some secondhand designer gear for them.

#11 Bam1

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:27 PM

Supre!

The factory outlets have fabric and as its mainly jersey, its very easy to run up pants, skirts and raglan Ts on my serger for less than $1 each.  Its also easy to run up some T-shirt dresses as their sizes are so small there is very little alteration required.

Edited by Bam1, 07 December 2012 - 02:28 PM.


#12 BubbleBird

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:27 PM

Next direct - amazing quality for the price
Charlie and Me - bought some stuff online the other day. Quality seems pretty good, they were having an awesome sale and it arrived on my door step within a day and a half!
Purebaby - expensive but gorgeous
Cotton On Kids - trendy but the quality is not great, pretty cheap though

ETA the Mix range of kids clothes at Coles is pretty good too. I think much better quality than Target and Kmart, plus I find that they have a nicer style. It can be bought online.

Edited by BubbleBird, 07 December 2012 - 02:30 PM.


#13 naturalgoodness

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:28 PM

Crazy 8 - I wait for the end of season sales which ties in perfectly with our seasons being US based and most times even with postage the cost per item is less than it is at home. I also find the clothing more age appropriate and not offensive. The quality is very good too.

#14 Ice Queen

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:35 PM

With my DD I used Target as my staple shop but with a boy, much harder.  I find the boys clothes in Target, Kmart and Big W pretty dreadful.

Most of DS's is from Gap online, a few bits from Seed (but not a lot as it is stupid expensive), Bonds, Pumpkin Patch and Zara.

#15 *~dee~*

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:41 PM

I buy almost all my DD's clothes from Kmart. Love it and it's so cheap!

#16 Guest_Sunnycat_*

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:46 PM

I order mostly online now as I can get stuff from the US for cheaper. I love Gymbaroo and Crazy 8 when they are on sale, otherwise, Target, Kmart, Myer, Charlie and Me, Punpkin Patch or eBay. I just buy stuff I like within reason whether it's expensive or cheap.

#17 ellebelle

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:48 PM

I get a bit from Myer when it is 50% off the marked down price.

#18 frozie

Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:55 PM

Next for basics (tshirts, long sleeve tops, shorts, trackpant, etc for daycare).  Awesome prices on the multi packs and free delivery.

Then the rest is bought in sales or secondhand off ebay (Quiksilver, Oishi-m, Gap, Pumpkin Patch, etc).


#19 FeralLIfeHacker

Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:01 PM

80%
handed down, op-shops,


20% -
Stuff I can't find 2ndhand or dont want to like undies, bathers, special outfits etc come from Target, kmart, Pumpkin patch (on sale), Best n Less, Charlie and Me (on sale).

#20 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:08 PM

Mostly Sprout/Milkshake (Myer brands), Pumpkin Patch, Mothercare, Target.

#21 Feral_Pooks

Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:25 PM

Mostly Facebook buy swap and sell sites, gumtree, eBay.

Secondly, Op shops.

Then for the rest- best'n'less and Kmart. Target for anything special or when there is a sale.

#22 ez21

Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:30 PM

Cotton on Kids for shirts and shorts. I don't buy much of their winter stuff as the arms and legs are cut too slim for my DS.

Gumboots for good quality shirts, shorts and pants that wash and wear really well.  Gumboots clothing definitely lasts for more than one child but their sizes only start at 2.  Not sure if they have an online store.

Country Road for something nice, but I don't buy it unless it's on sale!

Target and Big W for Bonds clothing. Lots of the Target and Big W boys clothing have painted on gaudy patterns and characters, of which I'm not a fan.  If you pick through the bad stuff you can find some decent stuff, but not a lot.

Gap for pants, jeans, cords, jumpers and PJs but shipping can be a killer.  Good quality though and will last for more than one child and still look new.  They have a variety of cuts for slim or loose fitting pants.

#23 feralangel

Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:49 PM

Trade Secret for discount designer.  I bought three oobi dresses last week and saved$15-$20 on each.  I also bought some bonds dresses, shorts, t-shirts, leggings and body suits and saved $5-$15 off each item.

I buy purebaby, sprout and sooki baby from myer when they have 25% 30% and 50% sales (which are more frequent than you might think).

Ebay is good for bargains.  I recently bought a bonds dress ( new with tags) for $3.95.

I find it cheaper in the long run to spend a little more and buy quality clothes.  They wash and wear so much better.

#24 whale-woman

Posted 07 December 2012 - 05:58 PM

I buy DDs clothes from Pumpkin patch and Target mostly. Occasionally I buy Country Road  for nice stuff. Rarely Myer or Cotton On. I sometimes buy Gap or Next. I'll pick up cheap tshirts or pjs from Kmart or coles occasionally.


#25 dae-gu

Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:23 PM

QUOTE (ez21 @ 07/12/2012, 04:30 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Gumboots for good quality shirts, shorts and pants that wash and wear really well.  Gumboots clothing definitely lasts for more than one child but their sizes only start at 2.  Not sure if they have an online store.


Gum Gum is Gumboots smaller size stuff wink.gif




1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

Heartwarming prank gives single mum the house she was hired to clean

Cara Simmons arrived at work to clean a large and beautiful house in time for a party planned for that evening. It was soon hers.

Why we should stop telling new parents to 'enjoy every moment'

A few weeks ago, some dear friends of mine had their first baby. As the proud dad texted me a picture I had to fight the natural instinct to say “Enjoy every moment!”

Transgender dad breastfeeds his babies

A transgender man who breastfed his first baby - despite having his breasts removed as part of his transformation from female to male - has now had a second child.

Couple face $1 million medical bill and bankruptcy after babymoon birth

A Canadian couple were slammed with a million dollar medical bill after their daughter was prematurely during their babymoon.

Win one of 5 Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Sport

Australia?s No 1 selling car is now available in a Sports model and we have 5 to give away to some lucky Essential Baby families.

Cigarettes, junk food dominate supermarket sales growth

One in every five dollars spent at supermarkets goes on cigarettes or junk food, according to industry data.

Teacher under fire for breastfeeding in class

There is no doubt mums have a right to continue breastfeeding after they have returned to work, but one teacher in the US has taken it to the extreme.

Video: Baby sniffs beardless dad to make sure it's him

She looks him up and down and then touches his chin, but baby Lindsey still isn't sure this clean-shaven man is her dad.

The tragedy of losing a favourite teddy bear

We were green and uninitiated, perhaps a little naïve when it came to the favourite toy responsibility.

It's possible to workout while pregnant

Medical experts say intense fitness routines can be done safely during pregnancy - if the mums-to-be follow some guidelines.

Baby for Asher Keddie and Vincent Fantauzzo

Fans followed every step of her on-screen pregnancy in Offspring, now Asher Keddie is going to be a mum in real life too.

What parents really want for their kids

Are our hopes, dreams and expectations for our children what they really need?

'I had a feeling something was seriously wrong': the fight for Kaden's diagnosis

Before even giving birth, Katie Myers' maternal instincts warned her something was wrong with her baby.

When your pregnancy causes a relationship rift

Some dads-to-be don't miss a beat when their partner is pregnant; others struggle with a range of issues and can become withdrawn, right when their support is needed most.

Couple uses group photo trick to announce pregnancy to loved ones

Katharine and Kris Camilli devised a clever trick to immortalise their family and friends' reaction to their exciting pregnancy news.

Why Tracey Spicer has given up make-up

"After 30 years on television, I had become what I despised: a painted doll who spent an hour a day and close to $200 a week putting on a mask."

Empowering bikini photo of 46-year-old mum goes viral

When a group of teenagers made rude remarks about her body as she walked past them in a bikini at the local beach, Julie Cross refused to cover up.

Devastated widow discovers she's pregnant the day before husband's funeral

They had been trying to conceive a baby for seven years. Tragically Kristy Kirchner found out she was pregnant the day before her husband Royce's funeral.

Win a family pass to Disney Live!

We have 4 family passes to give away to see Disney Live! presents Three Classic Fairy Tales, touring Australia this December/January.

Gabriella Goat sues Peppa Pig

Every toddler's favourite television pig is being sued by an Italian woman who shares a name with a Peppa Pig character.

Meet the Mpregs, the male pregnancy enthusiasts

"Men can't have babies - that's something only women can do! But our community is full of like-minded people who wish otherwise."

Your new motherhood survival kit

Forget about the bright, pretty baby things - while you're in survival mode, all you'll need are the essentials.

More than 100,000 cars recalled globally after death of pregnant woman

The announcement of a mass recall comes as Malaysian police investigate the death of pregnant woman in July.

I had a 'good baby' but still suffered from postnatal depression

I had a much wanted precious baby girl, a 'good baby' who slept well, self settled and was mostly content. It just seemed implausible to think I could succumb to depression.

Download now: Essential Kids Activity Finder app

Got bored kids? Quickly find the best activities for kids wherever you are in Australia with the Essential Kids app.

 
Advertisement
 
Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

Win one of 5 Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Sport

Australia?s No 1 selling car is now available in a Sports model and we have 5 to give away to some lucky Essential Baby families.

Join PADDINGTON on the red carpet!

To celebrate the release of PADDINGTON, we are giving five lucky winners the chance to win a family pass to the exclusive Australian Premiere in Sydney on December 7!

Knowing you are one of the lucky ones

I am secure, confident and strong, but the responsibility of protecting my children can almost bring me undone.

Why I am so emotional now I have kids?

There are so many ways in which parenthood changes us as women, but one of the most noticeable, for me, has been the changing state of my emotions.

Baby survives despite sharing womb with 'foreign body'

Baby Maia was conceived against the odds, only to find she was sharing a womb with an ominous "foreign body".

Video: Baby shows dog how to jump - or vice versa

They say dog is man's best friend, but this playful pooch seems to have chosen a jumping baby as her number one buddy.

10 ways to soothe a crying baby

New paernts can get frustrated when their newborn gets fussy and can't settle down. When you're feeling overwhelmed, try some of these simple tips to help soothe your baby.

20 baby names that are becoming more popular every year

The data-lovers at nameberry.com have been at it again – this time, they’ve discovered the names that are continually rising up the ranks, ready to take out some top spots in the next few years.

10 great meals to make for new parents

Ideally, you want to give food that isn’t expensive to make, isn't too difficult to create, and freezes well; stews, bakes, soups and pasta sauces are perfect.

'It's not you, it's me': Boston bombing survivor mum to have leg amputated

Rebekah DiMartino is going through a break-up. She even wrote a farewell love letter. But it's not to her husband.

What it's like to go through early menopause

In a cruel twist, Carla had been breastfeeding and perimenopausal at the same time. But she's far from the only one to go through menopause early.

Restaurant served alcohol to two-year-old

Busy restaurants can be forgiven for getting food and drink orders mixed up from time to time, but not when the confusion leads to a two-year-old being served an alcoholic cocktail instead of the child-friendly beverage they ordered.

Julia Morris tells of miscarriage on a flight

Julia Morris has spoken about the devastation of suffering a miscarriage while on an international flight.

Woman's survival after birth 'a story of two miracles'

A US mother is home and tending to her new baby less than a month after surviving without a pulse for 45 minutes.

Eating ice may give mental boost to the iron deficient: study

A new study proposes that, like a strong cup of coffee, ice may give those with insufficient iron a much-needed mental boost.

Tiny lives in caring hands: Thank U NICU Day

Each year in Australia, over 40,000 newborns need the help of a special care nursery or neonatal intensive care unit. One day a year, the staff are honoured by the parents they help through those dark days.

I paid $50,000 to have a girl

This time my husband and I hadn't taken any chances. We had paid $50,000 and travelled 13,000 kilometres to make sure the baby growing inside me was female.

Weird pregnancy products

Some pregnancy products come to market and are just awesome. Others just leave you scratching your head.

Dear firstborn, I'm sorry

Being a first-time mum is tough for so many reasons – particularly because you really have no idea what you're doing.

A trace of sesame could kill my son

Helen Richardson son's had two anaphylactic reactions in a month. It's traumatic for everyone.

When you know before the test says yes

It wasn't a pregnancy test or missed period that told me I was pregnant with my second baby; it was too early for those things. A doner kebab told me I was going to be a mum again.

What not to do when your partner is in labour

Robbie Williams stole the show during his wife Ayda's labour, pretty much demonstrating everything on the "what not to do when your partner is in labour" list.

Best maternity swimwear and beach cover-ups

Thinking about a tropical babymoon but have nothing to wear? Here are some great swimwear and beach cover-up options for mums-to-be.

'Chopstick Baby' born at 23 weeks

Given the nickname of 'Chopstick Baby' by local media, a baby born weighing 660g has survived a week outside the womb.

 

How many weeks til Christmas?

On your To-Do list

Get the "Santa" shopping done without the kids in tow.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.